Earth Defense Force sequel infesting spring 2011

D3-published, Vicious Cycle-developed giant-insect-invasion shooter will overrun Xbox 360, PS3 early next year.

One week after D3 Publisher confirmed that it was readying a sequel to the cult hit Earth Defense Force 2017, more details have been released on the game. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has been confirmed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will arrive early next year in Europe and North America.

Up to three players can battle the Insect Armageddon together via online co-op.

In development at Vicious Cycle games (Dead Head Fred, Matt Hazard), Insect Armageddon will have more features than Earth Defense Force. Whereas the original game had only offline two-player split-screen co-op, the new title will let up to three players fight through the game's campaign together online. It will also have something analogous to Halo: Reach's Firefight mode, where up to six players can battle wave after wave of the game's massive insect and arachnid foes together.

The Earth Defense Force series began life as Chikyuu Boueigun, part of D3Publisher's Japanese line of Simple 2000 budget PlayStation 2 games. While the Xbox 360 offering Earth Defense Force 2017 was the first installment in the series to see release in North America, the previous installments had made their way to Europe under the Global Defence Force and Monster Attack names.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of Earth Defense Force 2017.

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31 comments
KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

The only gripe that had with Earth Defense Force 2017 was that it had no online co-op. Thank god I had a friend offline that was half decent at games to help me out on Inferno in split-screen co-op. Ah, good times. I just hope they don't change too much of the formula.

Emma_R
Emma_R

Loved the first one. I'm in doubt as to buy Halo: Reach now, or wait until this one gets released.

TWayne1020
TWayne1020

This is GREAT NEWS !!! Heard about another game was in development a couple years ago and had not heard anything since until now. The first game was great , a sleeper hit !! And I don't like 3'rd person , but the camera worked pretty good. Hope they have a first person option !!

ghost2046
ghost2046

finally!!!! and online co-op. cant wait

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

Honestly, I really enjoyed the first one, and being a budget game, it was good, I can't wait to play the sequel.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

the first one had the worst graphics, it even used 2d props similar to those in doom an wolfenstien 3d.... that being said the game was addictingly fun and with a budget price tag, there was no better. this sequel could prove to be interesting.

Alphamale001
Alphamale001

Online co-op? It could be the other one just with this added and I would buy it. I can't wait.

Sablicious
Sablicious

The visuals look a lot more detailed this time around. I hope improved aesthetics aren't at the expense of the the game's scale and fun factor...

Bronco2407
Bronco2407

hope it's 29.99 like the first one

bluehatman
bluehatman

This is definitely a must have. Too much fun not to pick up.

Rakolazagiz
Rakolazagiz

First one was pretty mediocre in my opinion, but well see how this one turns out.

stellamcclurg
stellamcclurg

The first one was sheer mayhem and fun, hands done im picking this up when it comes out.

styx56
styx56

instant buy, no questions asked.

nparks
nparks

Cool. The first EDF was really fun, other than the later levels on the hardest difficulty being wildly out of whack with the rest of the game.

Mickleohb
Mickleohb

I can't wait, this is going to be awesome!

KingTuttle
KingTuttle

The first one?...cheeeeeeze to the max. Oh...and I loved every cheesy moment. Wish I had bought it and not rented it (twice). Now it's a rare find in the used bin.

Hamdinger
Hamdinger

"Are you afraid?" "I disagree!"

Sento_brean
Sento_brean

I really hope the bring the offline co-op back, I played a little of the first one with a friend of mine, the whole reason I even bought an Xbox 360, I hope this one is as good if not better than the original.

icemelter07
icemelter07

COME ONE YOU APES DO YOU WANT TO LIVE FOR EVER!

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

The first game I played for the 360 was EDF 2017. I ended up playing it for 12 hours straight.

icym
icym

do yourself a favor and rent, bargain bin, or borrow EDF 2017. it really is a fun and addictive game worth your time. the average scores and reviews are not accurate how much cheesy fun 2017 is. if EDF: IA is anything like 2017, it'll be worth our time =D

X-RS
X-RS

!!AWESOME!! cannot wiat to play this with jet pacs and online =)) plus, sounds like 2 split, 3 CONSOLES online = 6.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I'll might do the same, and it seems decent.

XanderZane
XanderZane

I've never played any of these games. The games only got average scores, so I'm not expecting much from this title. Most likely a rental or maybe a demo to test it out.